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Russia close-up: Shamans and Lamas Buddy Buddy in Tyva

Spirituality runs deep in the remote Russian Republic of Tyva. While Shamanism is the unofficial religion there, Lamaism, or Tibetan Buddhism, is the official one. But most people don’t have to choose between the two, since shamans and lamas don’t have a grudge against each other.

Tuva is located in Southern Siberia, in one of the most isolated regions of Russia. Its people’s native religion is Shamanism – a belief in spirits inhabiting everything around them.

Going to a shaman is as common for Tuvans as going to a doctor. But nowadays Tuvan shamans don’t live in woods. They drive cars, live in normal houses and even pay taxes as private entrepreneurs.

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Russia Close-Up: Is it time for Tuva to Exploit its Natural Beauty?

3 days running every two hours Russia Today channel aired from Tuva. The first day, September 6, was devoted to touristic and economic prospects of Tuva. Here is a story. The firstyNever mind foreigners, many Russians know little about the Republic of Tyva and don't even know where it is. There's no train service to this remote region of southern Siberia, and flights to Tyva are few and far between. Only one road connects it with the rest of Russia.

Yet this secluded region is extraordinary in many respects. It's people, although poor, have an unusual culture. And their dramatic landscape is unspoilt.

Tuva does not fit any stereotypical image of Russia. The republic’s capital Kyzyl is the geographical centre of Asia, and oriental flavours are clearly seen in the Buddhist shrines in the streets, and in the Tuvan people themselves, who speak their native language rather than Russian

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Emergency regime announced in Tuva over forest fires

An emergency regime has been announced in four regions of Tuva over big forest fires, a duty officer of the republic’s forest agency told Itar-Tass on Tuesday. Over the past 24 hours the number of fire beds increased from 32 to 36 scorching big acreage of 1,900 hectares. Dry weather triggered Tuva’s forest fires in late August.

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President of Tuvan State University suspected of bribery

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Tuva came to a conclusion that there had been evidence of bribery in the actions of Nikolay Dubrovskiy, president of the Tyva State University, deputy of the House of Representatives of the Great Khural (Tuvan parliament).

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Tuva preparing for forthcoming public prayer about longevity of Dalai Lama

In early September a wide range of events will be held in Tuva to support the forthcoming public prayer about longevity of Dalai Lama, which Russian Buddhists plan to hold in Tibetan residence of their spiritual leader in Dharamshala in November.

As the official Web site of the Tuvan Government reported, sand mandalas of Medicine Buddha, who protects living beings from sickness, will be made in the republic as part of preparation for the forthcoming prayer. Some important Tantric rituals, where residents and guests of the republic will be able to take part, will be held in Tuva. The sand mandalas of Medicine Buddha will be built by monks of the Gyudmed Tibetan Tantric Monastery, who had been rendering assistance to Tuva in the revival of Buddhist traditions. The Gyudmed monks will hold the ceremony of the big praying drum, which they had built for donations last year.

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Putin Camping with Prince in Tuva

Putin and Prince Albert walking to their Lake Tere-Khol campsite Monday. Photo courtesy APPresident Vladimir Putin and Monaco's Prince Albert II traded opulent imperial settings in St. Petersburg for an 8th century fortress and a Mongolian nomadic tent in a southern Russian region Monday, as the Monegasque prince continued his vacation in Russia.

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The Associated Press/The Moscow Times

Putin and Monaco prince arrive in Tuva to look at ancient fortress

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prince Albert II of Monaco arriving at Kyzyl airport. Photo courtesy of Vesti news-channel.Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prince Albert II of Monaco have arrived at the Tuva republic. Russian Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu and head of the Tuva government Sholban Kara-ool were meeting them at Kyzyl airport. From the airport Putin and Albert II flew by helicopter to the Por-Bazhyn fortress.

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Scientific Conference Devoted to Founder of the Tuvan State Takes Place in Chadan

Today a republican scientific conference devoted to the 115th anniversary of Buyan-Badyrgy Mongush, last feudal ruler of Tuva, founder of the Tannu-Tyva state in 1921, opens in Chadan, his motherland. The conference is held within the framework of the 9th Ustuu-Khuree Festival of live music visited by over 500 guests from many regions of Russia and foreign countries. The festival and the conference are backed by the Tuvan government. The festival is aimed at reconstruction of the Ustuu-Khuree monastery ruined in 1930-ties. Villa Khaslavskaya, author of the reconstruction project, is this year honourable guest.

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Dina Oyun

All Casinos Closed in Tuva

Gambling business ceased to exist in the Republic of Tuva. The law "About prohibition of gambling business in the Republic of Tuva" signed by Tuva's President Sholban Kara-ool on June 18 came into effect on July 1, the Tuvan Government spokesperson Roksana Pyuryuna reported.

"On July 1 police officers of the republican interior department together with tax police and Kyzyl executives held raids around all the gambling establishments.

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Russian Culture Minister promised to render assistance in construction of Tuvan Regional Study Museum

Russian Culture Minister Alexander Sokolov promised to render assistance in construction of a new building for Tuvan Regional Study Museum. Dina Oyun, councilor of Sholban Kara-ool, head of Tuvan Republic, announced it.

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Event announces

1) 15.08.2022: DAY OF TUVA REPUBLIC (Tuva)

2) 16.08.2022 - 18.08.2022: IV International Khoomei Festival, devoted to the 60th anniversary of People's Khoomeizhi Kongar-ool Ondar (Kyzyl, Tuva)

3) 01.09.2022: Day of memory and honour of Tuvan volunteers who fighted against fascism (Tuva)

4) 01.11.2022: Day of Tuvan language (Tuva)

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